Let’s now look at 6 reasons why a Godly marriage vision is so important.
First, A Godly Marriage Vision Will Be Blessed.
Gen. 1:27, 28- states: “So God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. God blessed them”. The Bible clearly stated, in marriage one of the acts He produces through your union with one another is to bless it. We all know there are many ways God can bless a marriage.
God’s intent is always to bless His children holistically (spiritually, emotionally, financially, cognitively). The question you must ask yourselves as a couple is, what ways specifically does God want to bless us this year? Once you establish this question along with following the next five reason’s, we will later examine how to make these 6 reasons life applicable.
Secondly, A Godly Marriage Vision Brings Husbands and Wives Together as One.
To become one flesh is God’s goal for marriage and should be ours as well. To become close in harmony with one another and that no division come between them. Gen. 2:24: “For this reason, a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.” Ever since the fall of man in the garden of Eden, there has been an attack on the husband and wife regarding oneness in their union with one another. One of the divisions that keep us from uniting with one another is the lust of the eye, flesh, and the pride of life. (1 John 2:16). The Bible tells us that these things do not come from our Father God, but from the world. These distractions have been the tools that Satan has used to draw a wedge between husband and wife. These particular acts have lead married couples into adultery,
Also, arguments over money and the love of it can be detrimental to our union with one another. It only leads to evil when we love money and put it before God, our marriage and other things (Heb. 13:5). So, the question for your vision is: In what area this year does God want the two of you to become united stronger together as one, what obstacle might be in the way?
Thirdly, a Godly Marriage Exemplifies the Fruits of the Spirit. “
“Now the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things, there is no law (Gal. 5:22, 23). As married couples, God wants us to live and exemplify love, joy, peace, self-control, kindness, goodness and faithfulness with one another. When we do this as married couples, we exemplify His character and spirit to each other and also to the world, representing the image of Christ and the church to the entire universe! So, the question for your vision in your marriage is: What areas or ways this year, do you vision as a married couple to exemplify God’s character through the fruit of the spirit to each other and the world?
Fourth, Godly Marriage Vision Creates a Rock-Solid Union.
He encourages you not to allow anything to destroy the union He created for you and your spouse. From the beginning of God’s creation with marriage between man and woman, He commanded for husband and wife to cleave to one another and to not let anything come between them (Gen.2:24). When there are a commitment and bond sealed together between two that are in agreement, it becomes tough to break that seal if they both are on one accord! Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not easily broken. (Eccl. 4:12). What we have to understand is, the cord of marriage consists of three strands, the husband, wife, and God! And with God, all things are possible (Matt. 19:26). So, the question for your vision is: What must you do or how do you envision this year keeping the three strands of your cord in marriage undamaged?
Fifth, a Godly
Plan for your Marriage Will Give You Hope for the Future.
”For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future” (Jeremiah 29:19). God wants to give you hope, the assurance and expectations of knowing He has grand plans for your future and what is to come considerably in your marriage. He wants your faith, belief, mindset, and heart to line up with one another. So the question for your vision is: In the next 1 to 5 years, what hope has God given you for the future, what do you see for coming?
The Sixth is to Walk in Agreement Together Daily.
”I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I with them” (Matt. 18:19-20). God wants you to bring every marriage issue and challenge to Him in prayer. He wants you to pray together about these particular issues. So, the question for your vision is: How will you start with what, when and why. What are you going to pray together about, why are you going to pray about it and when are you going to do so together consistently? The key is to actively seek God together on these crucial issues. Remember, where there are two gathered in His name, He is there with the two of you every step of the way!
-Now that we’ve seen 6 Reasons Why a Godly Marriage Vision is So Important., it is now time to look at how we can make this vision happen! Here are seven steps to making your marriage vision happen:
First, believe in your marriage vision. You first have to think what you have seen or aspire to do is possible, no matter how difficult it may look. (Matt. 19:26- With man, this is impossible, but with God, all things are possible).
Second, you must practice visualization. You must visualize, see yourselves operating in it now; this allows the dream to move forward in motion, which then becomes a reality. This is the most powerful part of all the steps because if you don’t see yourselves operating in it, doing it, and accomplishing it, it will be hard to take further steps towards your vision.
Thirdly, you must write it down. Get all your ideas out from your gut and write them down! Don’t worry about how they sound at this point. Nothing is out of reach or is too big. (Habakkuk 2:2-Then the Lord answered me and said, record, write the vision and inscribe it on tablets, that the one who reads it may run. For the vision is yet for the appointed time, it hastens towards the goal, and it will not fail. Though it tarries; wait for it; for it will certainly come, it will not delay).
Fourthly, you must prioritize your list. Decide what fits the vision, what’s workable, realistic, what order should things be placed. Put a systematic plan together, though things may not stay in the order you started them in; it is always good to have a planned system in place of how things should go.
The fifth thing you must talk out the story. The more you talk it out, the more you can see it. It then becomes more comfortable to work out the kinks of what’s right and what’s not. It also gives you more confidence, passion, and excitement. It allows your spouse and others to get excited as well and also encourage you two and possibly help support your vision! (Romans 4:17– talks about speaking your faith, what’s your vision. Speak those things that are not as though they were), The Apostle Paul would also always tell his story of his transformation on Damascus road with Jesus and how he received his vision and began his mission!
The sixth step is, for you both is to set your beginning and end date.
Get started as soon as possible, set a time to begin your quest to follow the vision God has placed in both you and your spouses heart. What tends to happen is we set far off years on accomplishing our ideas and then procrastinate, feeling we have time, so we never get started. It is best to start preparing before your start date begins. (Prov. 6:4- Don’t put it off; do it now. Don’t rest until you do)!
The seventh step is, present and operate in the vision to where it is purposed to be.
Whatever your idea may be, it is time for you to walk in confidence in it. Know that it is something stronger and more magnificent than you! Know that God is in it, He’s the one who gave it to you and He will not allow you to fail!
(Joshua 1:9– Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go)!
A small review in planning your marriage vision.
1. Vision– What do you see? What did you see in your imagination? e.g., you see a world where……
2. Mission– In that vision, what do you intend to do? e.g., In that world, you plan to….. A, B, C, …..Do what?
3. Strategy– How will you do it? You will achieve this mission by doing……A, B, C.